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Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

Oct 12, 2018

Quake-hit Hokkaido taps Hong Kong to revive tourism

Hokkaido is trying to tempt back tourists from overseas in the wake of last month's massive earthquake, targeting vibrant Asian economies including Hong Kong. The hotel industry in Hokkaido is still reeling from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that jolted the southwest of the prefecture on ...

Japan team wraps up survey on joint projects with Russia on disputed isles

Oct 5, 2018

Japan team wraps up survey on joint projects with Russia on disputed isles

A public-private research team on Japan-Russia joint economic activities on disputed northwestern Pacific islands returned to Nemuro, Hokkaido, on Friday after completing its on-site survey. "We have finished discussing the planned activities in all five areas (prioritized in the bilateral project)," Eiichi Hasegawa, special adviser ...

13,000 fled to 768 evacuation centers in Hokkaido after powerful quake

Sep 25, 2018

13,000 fled to 768 evacuation centers in Hokkaido after powerful quake

About 13,000 people sought shelter at a total of 768 evacuation centers set up in Hokkaido following the powerful earthquake that hit the island on Sept. 6, according to the Hokkaido Prefectural Government. With the magnitude 6.7 quake triggering a prefecture-wide blackout and paralyzing traffic, ...

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

Sep 23, 2018

Hokkaido cat owners search for pets that fled during quake

Many cat owners in Hokkaido are desperately looking for their missing pets, fearing they have gotten lost after fleeing their homes in the turmoil created by the level 7 earthquake on Sept. 6. The animal management center in Sapporo, the capital, has been contacted about ...